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Gold boasts an impressively committed performance from Matthew McConaughey, but it's just one glittering nugget in an otherwise uneven heap of cinematic silt.

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TWC-Dimension presents GOLD, a Black Bear Pictures and HWY61 production directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) and produced by Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, All is Lost) for Black Bear Pictures and Michael Nozik (Syriana, The Motorcycle Diaries) for HWY61. Directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA), the film stars Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (INTERSTELLAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET) and Golden Globe nominees Edgar Ramirez (HANDS OF STONE, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN) and Bryce Dallas Howard (JURASSIC WORLD, PETE'S DRAGON), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man, "House of Cards"), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Fantastic Four), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Capote), Golden Globe winner Stacy Keach (American History X, Nebraska), and a powerful ensemble cast. The screenplay for GOLD was written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman ("Friday Night Lights"), who also serve as producers. Executive producers are Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), Ben Stillman, and Richard Middleton (The Artist, I Love You Phillip Morris) as well as Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser. Key members of the production team include Academy Award winning director of photography Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood, Syriana), Academy Award nominated production designer Maria Djurkovic (Tinker Tailor), and Academy Award nominated costume designer Danny Glicker (Milk).

Cast

Edgar Ramirez
as Micke Acosta
Macon Blair
as Connie Wright
Adam LeFevre
as Bobby Burns
Frank Wood
as Scottie Nevins
Toby Kebbell
as Jennings
Joshua Harto
as Lloyd Stanton
Stacy Keach
as Clive Coleman
Corey Stoll
as Brian Woolf
Bill Camp
as Hollis Dresher
Bruce Greenwood
as Mark Hancock
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Critic Reviews for Gold

All Critics (182) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (78) | Rotten (104)

  • Gold is worth its weight in gold thanks to outstanding performances by Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez.

    October 30, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Gold is a good entertainment for adults, with an increasingly rare scale for independent works that are not blockbusters and therefore deserve, at least, an opportunity. [Full Review in Spanish]

    August 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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  • Gold falters not only due to the oversaturation of its premise but also from heavy-handed pacing, dull characters.

    July 20, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Even balding and paunchy, McConaughey's latest charming rogue is more than enough to keep audiences riveted through Gold's patchy rhythm.

    March 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It misses a beat by avoiding the ethical implications of Third World profiteering. The film has a funny streak a mile wild - but a lot of this humour is undercut when the gags keep coming, and the reality check doesn't.

    March 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's got the good-looking movie star uglying up and plenty of attempts at complex drama and extended metaphors and the whole shebang. But for whatever reason, the pieces don't fit together. It just doesn't work.

    February 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gold

  • Sep 22, 2017
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2017
    Stephen Gaghan has worked mostly behind the scenes as a screenwriter in his early days when he first hit LA with "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Since then, he has graced us with "Traffic" (screenwriter) and "Syriana" (screenwriter/director) as his only two "fresh" movies. Fast forward nearly 12 years, and he has all-star actor Matthew McConaughey under his wing with a story worthy of putting on the silver screen. It's just a shame what should be a shining bright nugget gets stuck in the mud without a sifter to help find its way to the light. McConaughey puts in a fully committed performance as Kenny Wells. Too bad it goes to waste on a movie that doesn't quite hold your attention with the story as much as it does with his eccentric transformation. It's a age-old classic of the American Dream, except instead of drugs and violence, we get Gold. Think a poor man's Wolf of Wallstreet and about an hour shorter. While Scorsese's movie dragged for hours with detail on even the most trivial of things, Gold doesn't give enough of it to accurately portray the full picture. It's tough to watch a McConaughey movie and not be impressed by his acting, but it's another thing to watch a movie that so under utilizes his talents because the script is so light in all the right spots. Without the relationships, we have no one and nothing to pin our eye to.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2017
    Much like The Founder, Gold is a story about ambition, persistence, and the American Spirit. While it's not as good as The Founder was, McConoughey and Ramirez performances are enough to give this film a passing grade.
    Jacob S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2017
    Even though this is based upon a true story, given the story it is trying to tell, it could have been far more exciting. As it stands, the only redeeming feature is the performance from Matthew McConaughey.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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